University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Outer membrane vesicle (OMV) vaccines are currently being developed against Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B strains.
Women and Children's Hospital, Adelaide, Australia
Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) is an important pathogen, causing life-threatening invasive diseases such as pneumonia, meningitis and bacteraemia, as well as less serious but highly...
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
Despite the recent introduction of a vaccine against serogroup C meningococci, invasive disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis remains the leading infectious cause of death in early childhood in...
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
The collectins are a family of innate immune proteins which share structural features and some functions.
L' Université René Descartes, Paris, France
Recent advances in the epidemiology of Neisseria meningitidis, the agent of cerebrospinal meningitis, have shown that meningococcal disease is caused by only a few of the hundreds of clonal lineages...
Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
Streptococcus pneumoniae is one of the most common and most aggressive pathogens of bacterial meningitis.